• One reason the Pirates are comfortable with Burnett's decision to sign elsewhere and with their in-house pitching being deep enough to pick up the slack: in 2013, they got 37 starts out of "secondary" starters (behind their top five), the most of the 10 other postseason teams (the other nine averaged 23). And the Bucs were 24-13 in those 37 games.
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